Changes have been made to the structure of Small Groups at Nashville Christian School. Last year, each small group consisted of members of the same gender from every grade in high school. This year, the administration has decided to close the gap. Now, each small group is made up of either 9th and 10th graders or 11th and 12th graders.
Mrs. Tracy Brothers, the Director of Communications at NCS, said, “Last year, we knew we wanted the groups to be a little smaller than they have been in the past. We also thought it might be a good idea to try and mix 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th so that the younger girls could learn from the older ones. That seemed like a good idea at the time, and some of the feedback was that people liked it, but some found it hard to really connect. That’s why we decided to try another variation this year and do groups with 9th and 10th, and groups with 11th and 12th. I think that is working well for most so far. But ultimately, we just want to help students grow in their relationship with God, so whatever it takes, I’m willing to give it a try.”
So far, the students are enjoying the smaller, more intimate atmosphere.
Camille Jones, a junior, said, “I personally like how it’s freshmen and sophomores and juniors and seniors. I feel like I get along with people I kinda know more than people I don’t really know.” Her positive view on the change is echoed through the school.
The leaders of the school hope this change in small groups will help accomplish the goal they had for small groups originally. It was created to help further our walk with Christ and to develop a community of supportive, approachable people which every high school student deserves. The school is making great strides towards building a closer school community.
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